Fluvanna County homeowners petition against car recycling center

FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Hundreds of Fluvanna County residents are petitioning against the Fluvanna County Planning Commission and the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors granting a special use permit to build an LKQ car recycling facility in the area.

The petition was started by Walter and Katie Ward to show how many homeowners in the county are against the business coming to town.

Salvatore Zambito, the homeowner's association president for Fox Glen subdivision, lives near the area where the proposed facility will go.

He said this center would be 500 feet from his backyard and could bring more noise to his quiet neighborhood.

"It's just going to be always that ambient noise of trucks beeping from backing up," said Zambito.

The board said this business would bring close to 60 new jobs to the area, but Zambito said he's not convinced. He said he's doesn't believe the board is looking out for the residents.

"We feel like the board of supervisors they just don't really care about the residents," said Zambito. "They're only after the tax money from the business that's coming in."

Zambito said his message to the board would be to look at this facility from their perspective.

"Listen to the residents," said Zambito. "There hasn't been a single person that lives in the area that wants this heavy industrial 24/7 facility built here."

So far, the petition has more than 300 signatures. Members of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors declined to comment.

The Fluvanna County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on March 13.

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors are expected to make a decision on the special use permit by March 21.

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